Kuopio is a vivid culture city where you can find for example the Kuopio Music Hall, The Kuopio city Theatre, various museums and numerous events.
The Kuopio Dance Festival is the most notable dancing event in the Nordic countries taking place annually in Kuopio. In addition, the Anti Contemporary Art Festival brings artists and enthusiasts of experimental and modern art from all over the world to Kuopio. To music lovers, for example the international wine festival and Kuopiorock have a lot to offer in the sunny summer of Kuopio.
Kuopio is known for its beautiful nature and great opportunities to be active. In Kuopio, you can go jogging or cross-country skiing in an ever-changing natural environment. In the winter, an ice skating track will be made to lake Kallavesi for the Finland Ice Marathon. The track will be in everyone’s use as well.
The Puijo region, only a short distance from the market square, provides great opportunities for jogging, cross-country skiing and for playing disc golf.
The Kuopio – Tahko region is a unique set-up even in Finland, as we have a university city and one of the largest travel resorts in the country inside one municipality. Tahko is about 50 kilometres from Kuopio and offers activities and possibilities for example for skiing, cross-country skiing, jogging, biking, bowling, horseback riding and golf.
There are to public swimming pools, two indoor ice rinks and the Kuopio Hall for many different activities, in Kuopio. The multiple gyms, other exercise locations, and the spas nearby also offer choices for everyone.